Village Table promotes artisan entrepreneurship and economic opportunities in places where wars or other adversities have contributed to poverty and enslavement. We’re also dedicated to promoting local artisans and their work.
We aim for top-notch customer service, which involves delivery of hand made, high quality fashion, personal care and home products from around the world to your door.
Village Table opened a gift/fair trade shop at Newbo City Market in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 2013. The public market (serving thousands of people each week) gave us the opportunity to learn more about our customers, sources and products. This invaluable experience taught us that our customer base spans the United States. In order to broaden our reach, we opened our online shop in 2015. In May 2016, we opened a shopfront in the historic town center of Marion, Iowa.
In essence, ethical trade seeks to help instead of exploit vulnerable workers. It’s based on fair trade principles of economic advancement of women and marginalized people, earth friendly production methods, fair wages and humane working conditions. We believe that business can and should act as an agent for positive social change.
In several ways: by selling products from companies that work for social good and by making monetary donations to organizations that work for human rights and fight against trafficking. We also believe in giving consumers a chance to do something worthwhile with their money while receiving something beautiful in return. Your purchase makes a positive difference in the world!
We realize that internet shopping can feel risky. We want you to be assured that we will work closely with you until you’re satisfied with any purchase. In general, our return policy is as follows: 30 day returns of unused items due to damage in transit, product doesn’t fit description, wrong item, incorrect size. Return mailing costs are the responsibility of the purchaser unless items are damaged during transit, seller sent wrong item/size or any reason that falls under seller’s responsibility. Please contact us to arrange for returns or exchanges. Your satisfaction is important to us!
We source products from businesses with proven records of adhering to ethical trade practices. Our sources give back to communities and most have earned fair trade certifications.
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